FACTS OF THE DAY

16 May 2017

Almost half of European businesses with British suppliers are already looking to find replacements elsewhere in the EU

thetimes.co.uk

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A report by a Stanford University economist predicts no more petrol or diesel cars, buses or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years.

telegraph.co.uk

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An 83-year-old woman who set off in her car for a 10-minute trip to a hospital in Worcester missed her turning and drove 300 miles to Scotland by mistake.

metro.co.uk

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Scientists have discovered 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest scattered around the world, increasing the known amount of woodland by 10%.

newatlas.com

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It is official New Zealand government policy to kill every rat, stoat and possum in the country by 2050.

telegraph.co.uk